Country Music HOF & Museum Honors Legendary Radio Pioneers
June 12, 2008 at 8:40 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM has announced plans for a 2,657 square foot walled garden terrace in honor of radio pioneers MARJ and GEORGE AUBREY CRUMP. The CRUMPS were the longtime owners of the NORFOLK, VA Country duo WCMS-A/F. They purchased the WCMS-A in 1961 and by 1962 it was leading the nation in per capita audience. In 1964 they added the FM signal and began broadcasting 24 hours a day.
GEORGE was a member of the CMA board during it's formative years and was instrumental in the development of the nationally televised CMA AWARDS and also helped to secure funding for the original COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMEAND MUSEUM. MARJ took over as President/GM of the two radio stations in 1983 and held the post until they sold WCMS in 2000. GEORGE passed away in 2005.
The garden will be located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun in NASHVILLE and is expected to be complete in SEPTEMBER 2008.